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Boss Welcomes EFL Stance On Completing The Season

19 March 2020

David Artell welcomes the EFL stance that the 2019/20 season has to be completed when it becomes safe to do so. The EFL board concluded yesterday evening that there is no appetite between its own member clubs to null and void the season.

The FA Premier League will host a series of conference calls later today and it is understood that they will also express a desire to complete the season.

Although the EFL have set a possible return date of April 4th – that date looks unrealistic due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the fact that the government have banned large gatherings of people.

Artell is hoping a solution can be found once the world has overcome the coronavirus.

The Crewe boss said: “I think everyone wants the season to finish and I don’t think that the Premier League and the EFL will be radically different in their thinking. They will be working together to come to a solution when we are safe to do so.

“There are so many unanswered questions. Teams have game in hands and are playing for promotion, trying to get into Europe and not be relegated.

“I think we should play the remaining 9 or 10 games or whatever it is and then worry about the following season down the line.  It is an uncertain time but hopefully there will be a window where we can complete the season and protect the integrity of the game.”

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